Hey there, I’m
Akash Hamirwasia.

I build innovative products on the web keeping design in mind. I’m currently in my final year of undergrad in Computer Science and Engineering.

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About Me

Hi! I’m Akash, a creative 21-year-old who loves building products with code.

I have always been curious about how things work since my childhood. This curiosity is what sparked in me to try writing a script to automate a repetitive task while creating 3D graphics in software called Blender. That’s when I learned Python - to automate tasks for saving time, which made me feel like a superhero!

Since then, I have been working on improving my skills in Web development. I decided to dip my feet in web development because I wanted to build products that were easily accessible to anyone on any device. It always motivates me when I hear how my project helped someone solve their problem.

Right now, I am in my final year at PES University doing an undergrad in Computer Science and Engineering. I can’t stop talking about front-end development and user interface design these days!

Experience

My Skills

I constantly learn new and exciting concepts in computer science and web development. I try applying these concepts to solve real-world problems. Few technologies I enjoy working with:

  • JavaScript ES6+
  • HTML, CSS
  • React
  • Vue
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • Git
  • Firebase

My Projects

Blaze

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A peer-to-peer file-sharing web app I built to solve a problem I faced while transferring files from my phone to my laptop without having to upload files to a cloud account or download specific file-sharing apps.

Blaze became the #1 Product of the day on Product Hunt and gets about 900 weekly views. DigitalOcean is sponsoring the infrastructure for this project. Technologies I learned while building Blaze:

  • Preact
  • WebSockets
  • WebTorrent
  • Express
  • Docker
  • DigitalOcean

Live ProjectGitHub

Pigmnts

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A color palette generator from an image I built to learn the Rust programming language. Building Pigmnts also introduced me to various clustering algorithms and how WebAssembly works at a fundamental level.

Pigmnts is available both as a CLI tool and a library for Rust and JavaScript using WebAssembly. It is being used by Turtlewig and UnPalette in their products.

  • Rust
  • Web Assembly
  • CLI development
  • K-Means++

GitHub

UnTab

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A productivity tool I built to manage a lot of tabs open on our browser. UnTab provides a beautiful search interface to search tabs, bookmarks, history and also perform quick actions with just a few keystrokes.

I built UnTab in the FOSS Hack 2020 and it was one of the winning projects. UnTab is available as an extension for both Chrome and Firefox. UnTab has a powerful themes and plugins API that makes it possible for anyone to extend UnTab’s feature set.

  • Svelte
  • Fuse.js
  • Rollup
  • Browser Extension
  • Framer Motion
  • Tailwind CSS

Live ProjectGitHub

Blog

I document my learnings from building projects on my blog with the hope that it will help fellow curious developers like me. Though it takes time to write these blogs, I always come out with more understanding of the topic than I originally started with.

Let’s get in touch

I’m open to hearing about new opportunities. Feel free to reach out to me if you have a question, or just want to say hi!

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